BMW 5 Series Engine Oil Finder

The BMW 5 Series is a model series in the upper middle class. It has been on offer since the summer of 1972 and has since established itself well, not only in Germany.

The 5 Series is available in the following series:

• BMW E12 (September 1972 -July 1981) available as a sedan
• BMW E28 (July 1981-December 1987) available as a sedan
• BMW E34 (December 1987 -December 1995) available in sedan and estate versions
• BMW E39 (September 1995 to June 2003) available in sedan and estate versions
• BMW E60 (July 2003 to March 2010) available in sedan and station wagon
• BMW F10 (January 2010 to January 2017) available in sedan and station wagon
• BMW G30 (since February 2017) available as a sedan and station wagon
• A6 C8 (since 2018)

BMW 5 Series (Type E60)

The 5 Series E60 was available between 2003 and 2010 as a sedan and touring variant. It started with the 520i, which had a four-cylinder engine with 170 hp installed. 523i, 525i, 530i and 535i were powered by an inline six, 540i, 545i and 550i were delivered with a V8 petrol engine.

The M5 version was also available with a 507 hp V10 engine. A four or six-cylinder turbo diesel was installed in the 520d, 525d, 530d and 535d.

Oil change interval: The BMW 5 Type E60 has a long-life oil change interval of 25,000 km or 30,000 km or every 24 months.

Oils and filling quantities: For the E60, an oil with BMW LongLife 01 or 04 approval is always required. For the small petrol engine you only need 4.25 litres of it. The large machines, regardless of whether they have a petrol engine or turbo diesel, have a capacity of between 6.5 and a maximum of 9.8 litres in the M model.

Savings Tip: DIY oil change for your BMW 5 Series is the most economical option, however not everyone wants to get their hands dirty. But you can still keep costs low by supplying your own oil for the service when you take your car to a local garage or BMW dealership. Many don't know that you can bring your own oil and have it used during the service. You can find approved engine oil for your BMW 5 Series at an affordable price online or at a nearby auto supply store (such as Halfords or even some grocery stores). Just make sure to choose an engine oil that's approved by BMW to maintain your warranty coverage.

BMW 5 Series (Type F10)

The BME 5 Type F10 was built between 2010 and 2017. Sedan and Touring were the available body styles. The entry-level model for the F10 was the 520i with its four-cylinder petrol engine. Six cylinders were installed in the 523i, 528i, 530i and 535i. The 550i and the M5 were equipped with eight-cylinder engines. The 518d, 520d and 525d were turbo diesels.

Oil change interval: A long-life oil change is possible with every BMW 5 type F10. According to the oil change interval, this must be done every 30,000 km or after 24 months.

Oils and filling quantities: Depending on the engine, you need between 5.0 and 9.5 litres of oil for the F10. More details can be found in the operating instructions for your respective model in a clear table.

BMW 5 Series (Type G30)

The BMW 5 Type G30 has been on the market as a sedan and touring since 2017 . The 520i, 530i, 540i and 550i models, as well as the M version, use petrol engines with displacements between 2.0 and 4.4 litres. The 520d, 525d, 530d, 540d and the M 550d are available as turbo diesel.

Oil change interval: A long-life oil change must be carried out on all BMW 5 of the type G30 after 30,000 km or after 24 months.

Oils and filling quantities: Only engine oil approved by BMW with the specification BMW-LongLife 04 may be used for this. We recommend the Castrol engine oil 5L SAE 5W-30 with the appropriate BMW approval. I will normally be somewhere between 5.5 and 9.5 litres of oil for the different engines of the G30.

What is the approved oil for a BMW?

The various engines of the BMW 5 Series may only be used with engine oil that has manufacturer approval - we recommend a 5W30 oil with BMW Longlife-04 approval for many engines of the 5 Series. You can always find the relevant details of your engine in the BMW manual that came with with car. You should always make sure you use a oil which has BMW LongLife 04 approval.

How-to Guide: Checking Your BMW 5 Series Engine Oil

Step 1: Find the oil dipstick. It's usually a long skinny rod with a handle, near the front of the engine. Check your BMW 5 Series manual for the exact spot.

Step 2: Grab the dipstick, wipe it clean with a cloth or paper towel, and put it back in place, making sure it's all the way in.

Step 3: Take out the dipstick again and check the oil level. It'll have markers showing the minimum and maximum. Your oil level should be in between these two markers. If it's below the minimum, add more oil. If it's above the maximum, remove some oil with a pump or baster.

Step 4: Inspect the oil's color and texture. New oil should be a clear amber color. If it's dark or dirty, it's time for an oil change.

Step 5: Check your oil regularly, like after a gas fill-up or at least once a month, to make sure your engine oil stays in tip-top shape.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
BMW 5 Series 518d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 518d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 518d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540i (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M5 xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M5 xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M5 xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M550d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M550d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M550d xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive (G30/G31/F90) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 518d (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 518d (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 518d (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 523i (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 523i (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 523i (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 525d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 528i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 528i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 528i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 528i (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 528i (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 528i (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d xDrive (F10/F11) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M5 (F10/F11) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M5 (F10/F11) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series M5 (F10/F11) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 520i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530d xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535d xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 535i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 5 Series 550i Gran Turismo (F07) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40


How Much Engine Oil Does a BMW 5 Series Need?

The amount of engine oil needed for a BMW 5 Series varies depending on the model year and engine type. However, on average, most BMW 5 Series models require between 6-7 quarts of engine oil. It is best to consult the owner's manual or a BMW dealership to confirm the exact amount needed for your specific vehicle.

BMW 5 Series Oil Change Interval In UK

The recommended oil change interval for a BMW 5 Series in the UK can vary based on driving conditions and the type of oil used. However, the standard oil change interval is typically between 10,000 to 15,000 miles or once per year. It is recommended to consult the owner's manual or a BMW dealership for the specific interval for your vehicle.

Where to buy cheap engine oil for BMW 5 Series in UK

There are several options for purchasing cheap engine oil for a BMW 5 Series in the UK, including online retailers, automotive supply stores, and even some grocery stores. Some popular options include Halfords, Euro Car Parts, and Amazon. Make sure to choose a high-quality engine oil that is approved by BMW to ensure the best performance and maintain your warranty coverage.

What oil does a BMW 5 Series take?

The type of oil recommended for a BMW 5 Series varies depending on the model year and engine type. However, most BMW 5 Series vehicles require synthetic or semi-synthetic engine oil with a specified viscosity range, such as 5W-30 or 0W-40. It is best to consult the owner's manual or a BMW dealership to confirm the exact type of oil recommended for your specific vehicle.

Does it matter what oil I put in my BMW 5 Series?

Yes, it matters what oil you put in your BMW 5 Series. Using the wrong type of oil or an oil with a different viscosity can negatively affect engine performance and potentially void your warranty. It is recommended to only use high-quality engine oil that is approved by BMW and matches the specifications listed in the owner's manual for your specific vehicle.

BMW 5 Series Oil Grades
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